As I headed over to Peterson Park and drove up Foxview Drive, I was just in time to capture the sweeping vista of the sun about to set over Lake Michigan.
For me, photography is about enjoying nature and being outdoors. But I also try to improve my skills and learn to use my equipment in creative ways. For example, I typically shoot sunsets with my wide angle lens. I wondered what would happen if I switched to a zoom telephoto. When I did, I was nearly blinded by the size and intensity of the sun as seen through the viewfinder. I did like the effect I got from using a different lens.
Leaving Foxview and turning in to Peterson Park, I could see the color show continued over Lake Michigan. Sometimes the best color occurs after the sun has set, and that was true for this day.